A former ice addict has said family support was vital in overcoming his drug addiction.ELAINE COONEY August 5, 2014 3:54am
Former ice addict Shaun (not real name) said being addicted to the drug ice made him extremely violent towards people.
‘‘Never, ever give up on your kids.’’
This was Shaun’s* advice to parents of ice users.
He said while he drifted from his family when he was addicted to ice; he knew they had not given up on him.
He has since repaired the damaged relationships.
‘‘We might steer off the path and even tell them we hate them, but deep down inside beneath the wall we build around our heart, we love them,’’ he said.
‘‘Drugs make you a different person.’’
Teen Challenge chief executive Neil Meyer echoed these sentiments by saying when the user was eventually jailed or volunteered to beat the addiction, they began thinking about their loved ones.
He said while parents’ affirmation of love for their children might appear to go on deaf ears, it would penetrate through and eventually support the drug user.
‘‘All you can say is, ‘You are my son, I’ll never let you go’,’’ Mr Meyer said.
The facilitator of a new program to help empower women with a disability to become leaders in the community says it is time to stand up.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Race two of Kyabram’s Harness Racing meet, held at Echuca on Sunday evening, was declared a no-race when the Michael Bellman-driven Never Look Back fell with about 800m remaining.
Hundreds rose early for Dawn Services across the district on Saturday to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
Heathcote police are appealing for information after a woman was injured in a hit-and-run incident on Anzac Day.
Cobram Barooga locals are being asked to host an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for the Australian Cancer Council.
The Deniliquin Domestic Violence Liaison Committee hosted a community lunch at the ‘Rocket Park’ on Thursday to celebrate the launch of its new banner.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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